|Sweet Meadow Farm Design|
I finished most of my pumpkins this weekend and I'm happy with the way they turned out. They weren't hard but it just takes awhile with all the stain, sand, paint, sand, stain again with cinnamon...I learned (or relearned) an important antiquing lesson. I made a batch of the mini pumpkins that are sectioned off by thread. Be careful not to sand the thread! It breaks and you have to resew it! I remembered that rule out after the second thread broke.
I also made progress on this wonderful bird with bittersweet design by Lynn Hosford. The finished piece will be a big pillow. The vines themselves are made from chenille yarn that I overdyed. Birds, berries and pumpkins...I love the combination.
Last weekend there was no entry fee to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, another wonderful place to visit pretty much any time of year, but especially in the fall. Son AJ and his girl Sasha got some hiking in and sent photos.
I'm glad they were able to take advantage of this opportunity! How lucky are we to live in a country that has such majestic, awe-inspiring landscapes?